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Sema4 announces a new test to look for more diseases among newborn's genes, Technology Review reports.

The so-called ACT sheets are one pagers that guide doctors on what to do after receiving a genetic test results for a patient. 

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Parents are lobbying for more states to add adrenoleukodystrophy to newborn genetic screening tests, NPR reports.

Last week, the company launched whole-genome sequencing of children for customers of its ViaCord cord blood and tissue banking business.

The investment bank, which maintained its $60 price target for the company's stock, said it is looking for signs of revenue acceleration.

Sequencing the genomes of newborns is still a contentious undertaking with technical and ethical hurdles, although for sick infants, it has been successful. 

PerkinElmer may be nearing an FDA submission for a panel based on technology from the University of Washington, amid a push for state-mandated screening programs.

Under a five-year NIH grant, the researchers will evaluate whether earlier diagnosis of fragile X and SMA leads to earlier intervention and improved outcomes.

When it comes to fully enrolling infants in sequencing studies, parental enthusiasm sometimes seems to wane due to logistical considerations and privacy concerns. 

Cystic fibrosis carrier status often did not impact family planning decisions and was sometimes perceived as a risk to unaffected family members.

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The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

The Japan News writes that Japan needs to seize the opportunity to ensure that a wide number of people benefit from personalized cancer treatments.

In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.